2018 Honda Ruckus


Wonder what all the ruckus is about when it comes to the Honda Ruckus? There are probably some folks (like those born into royalty) that will never get it. But for the rest of us, the Ruckus is a breath of fresh air—a rugged, minimalist scooter that you don’t have to polish like grandma’s silver, and that doesn’t need a staff of servants to keep it running. Best of all, you don’t need a trust fund to afford one, either.

It all starts with the Ruckus’ tough, tubular frame. Minimal bodywork equals minimal hassles. Then there’s the Ruckus’ dependable 49 cc Honda engine. Plenty of power, and you just push a button to get it started. There’s no hassle with shifting, either; the Ruckus uses a Honda V-matic® automatic transmission. Brush your teeth, grab your daypack or messenger bag, and you’re on your way—while your friends are still waiting for the bus or some rideshare driver.

Maybe it’s nice to live on an estate out in the English countryside. But for real-world transportation, we’ll take a Honda Ruckus every time.


  • ELECTRIC START: Turn the key, press the button and go. Getting started on the Ruckus is that simple. An electric choke makes getting started in cold weather a snap, too.
  • MAKE YOUR OWN STYLE: What you see is what you get. With its minimal bodywork and rugged overall style, nothing on two wheels (or four) looks like a Ruckus.
  • LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE: The Ruckus’ liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you'd expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel economy.
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral.
  • Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model Ruckus
Model Code NPS50J
Color Red / White


Brakes Front & Rear - Drum

Front - 120/90-10

Rear - 130/90-10


Weight Curb - 194 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel - ready to ride.)
Wheelbase 49.8 in.
Seat Height 28.9 in.

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Bore x Stroke 37.8 x 44 mm
Compression Ratio 11.9 : 1
Carburetion 18 mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal.
MPG Rating 114
Ignition CD
Cooling Liquid
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive



Front - Twin-downtube fork 1.9 in. travel

Rear - Single shock 2.6 in. travel


Additional Colors


White / Red

Warranty One year transferable, unlimited-mileage, limited warranty

MSRP excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227. Ruckus is a registered trademark of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.